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Mentoring programmes

Best-selling crime novelist John Dean is running an online mentoring and writing workshop programme for aspiring authors.John, who is based in Dumfries and Galloway, has had eighteen novels published…Continue

Started Feb 7

Weekend writing workshop – taking inspiration from your surroundings

Weekend writing workshop – taking inspiration from your…Continue

Started Feb 4, 2019

Libraries Champions

John is one of the new Libraries Champions based in England, Scotland and Wales, appointed by The Crime Writers’ Association in Summer 2018.The trio take over from Ruth Dudley Edwards, the CWA’s very…Continue

Started Sep 12, 2018

Creating something special

For me, there are plenty of examples of stories which are well written - well-crafted and technically competent. Often, they are very, very good indeed.But they do not always enjoy success, be it…Continue

Started Mar 16, 2018

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Bringing the past to life

I have written before about the way that characters evolve and I am being given a striking example of that the more that I write of the latest DCI Jack Harris novel.Main characters fall into two categories – rounded (also known as changing or dynamic) who change throughout the story, and static (flat) characters who don’t. Both can work well as techniques. For the latter,…See More
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Gus Keane is back!

Delighted that my good friend Bud Craig has had his latest crime novel published by The Book Folks.Making A Killing is a British murder mystery featuring Private Investigator Gus Keane, the fourth book in which he has featured. The ebook is available now, the paperback will come in a few days.In the novel, a private detective’s investigation into an affair hots up when…See More
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Bringing the past to life

I have written before about the way that characters evolve and I am being given a striking example of that the more that I write of the latest DCI Jack Harris novel.

Main characters fall into two categories – rounded (also known as changing or dynamic) who change throughout the story, and static (flat) characters who don’t. Both can work well as…

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Posted on May 28, 2020 at 11:07

Gus Keane is back!

Delighted that my good friend Bud Craig has had his latest crime novel published by The Book Folks.

Making A Killing is a British murder mystery featuring Private Investigator Gus Keane, the fourth book in which he has featured. The ebook is available now, the paperback will come in a few days.

In the novel, a…

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Posted on May 27, 2020 at 10:07

Course aims to provide creative spark for writing groups during lockdown restrictions

Novelist John Dean is offering online courses for writing groups who may be struggling to meet in person during the current coronavirus restrictions.

Crime writer John, who is based in Dumfries and Galloway and has been a creative writing tutor for twenty years, will run courses that can be tailored to each writing group’s needs.

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Posted on May 26, 2020 at 9:41

Move along now...

As you may know, I have written blogs on the theme of back story before but the subject has come to mind again because I am well into the latest DCI Jack Harris novel for the excellent people at The Book Folks, which involves the detective revisiting events from his earlier career.

As authors, we need to be careful with back story, because, for all a character’s history is an important part of what they are, every instance of us delving into their past can have the effect of slowing…

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Bringing the past to life

I have written before about the way that characters evolve and I am being given a striking example of that the more that I write of the latest DCI Jack Harris novel.Main characters fall into two categories – rounded (also known as changing or dynamic) who change throughout the story, and static (flat) characters who don’t. Both can work well as techniques. For the latter,…See More
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Delighted that my good friend Bud Craig has had his latest crime novel published by The Book Folks.Making A Killing is a British murder mystery featuring Private Investigator Gus Keane, the fourth book in which he has featured. The ebook is available now, the paperback will come in a few days.In the novel, a private detective’s investigation into an affair hots up when…See More
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